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The software and tools on this page help with creating or managing references.
Massey University Library recommends this software, in order from the simplest through to the more advanced.
OWLL APA Interactive creates customised examples of APA style references
Good for: creating a few references yourself; becoming familiar with and checking correct APA style.
Discover, Google Scholar and some other Library databases create references in several styles, using the ‘Cite’ button in each item record
Good for: copying & pasting a few references; getting references for items when finding material for assignments.
Microsoft Word has a Citations & Bibliography function. Instructions are available within Word, or on Microsoft's add a citation and create a bibliography.
Good for: managing and keeping more references; generating reference lists and in-text citations.
EndNote reference management software creates, stores and manages references. It is on the Library and computing lab computers, is available for personal computers for Massey-related work, and is supported by Massey Library.
Good for: managing many references; exporting from databases; storing for future use; generating reference lists and in-text citations.
Find out more about how to download EndNote.
This free software may be useful. Please note that Massey University does not provide any support for these.
Cite This For Me automatically generates citations and bibliographies in various styles.
EndNote Online is a free, online only, reduced version of EndNote. It can be used as a standalone product, or in sync with the downloaded desktop version of EndNote for back-up, sharing options and use on multiple computers.
KnightCite generates APA, MLA and Chicago references.
Mendeley is a reference manager and academic social network.
NoodleTools Express generates APA, MLA and Chicago references.
Quickcite creates examples of APA, MLA, Chicago, and ACS style references (from the University of Auckland).
Zotero helps to collect, organize, cite, and share research sources.
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Last updated on Monday 12 November 2018